I swear that this view from the top is not changing at all. My bump is just fluxing barely in a different area each week. There really was not much difference from last week.
How far along: 33 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Break
Maternity clothes: Duh! There is no way I could fit into anything else right now. I have a few old tops that I can manage to stretch over the bump but not many.
Stretch marks: No new ones
Sleep: Pretty good. I did notice that I have formed a dent in the foam on top of our mattress where my bump and chest are. I think it is because I constantly turn over from side to side but stay in the same place because I am wedged between pillows.
Best moment this week: We had our maternity pictures done this week. It was so fun and I think they will be so cute, we just have to wait a bit until we get them back.
Movement: I keep trying to see if I can tell how he is positioned by his movement. Of course, as soon as I think he is one way, he does a somersault and I think he is another. I did find his foot this other day and when I was showing Ben, apparently, it was tickling him and he would wiggle trying to get away. It was so cute!
Food cravings: Nothing new here
Food aversions: Nothing crazy
Gender: Little boy
Labor Signs: Still possibly Braxton Hicks but I am still not sure that is what those are.
Belly Button in or out? It will not pop.
What I miss: I miss not stressing with my mile long to do list but if I can get through the next two weeks, I have very few things to accomplish in September.
What I am looking forward to: We have our growth scan on Wednesday so we are excited to get another peak at Pumpkin and see how big he is. I also have my first shower here in Atlanta this week. I am super excited.
Weekly Wisdom: I am nervous about the beginning transitional phase of when he gets here but I am continually reminded that this is normal and we will survive, you have to take it one day at a time. I know this is obvious but still good to hear.
Milestones: Pretty much he could be here in 4 weeks or 8 weeks. Those numbers are shocking!
Measurements: Chest- 40.5”(same) Waist-34.5”(-.5”) Hips-42”(+.5”) Circumference- 43”(same)
BONUS PICTURES This was me after our maternity pictures. I had Ben take a picture of me in my outfit because it might be 6-8 weeks until we get to see the finished products.
One a sad note, I lost a dear friend this week. My friend Adam Mize lost his battle to cancer on Friday. We met on our first day of classes in college and became fast friends. I also met his future wife the same day and after months of being friends with both of them, I pushed Adam to ask out Elizabeth. Elizabeth was one of my bridesmaids and I had the honor of being in their wedding. It is such a shock to have such an amazing guy taken away so young. Please keep Elizabeth and their families in your prayers.